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Durable Goods Happy New Year

2023 New year greeting from Alexis Monlun, our APAC Director, GBU Durable Goods

 2023-01-17       193

Hello Everyone,


On behalf of Bostik and the Durable Goods business unit in Asia, I would like to warmly wish all our customers, suppliers, colleagues and friends a happy new year 2023!


After a couple of years of various challenges, 2022 has again tested our capability to constantly adapt to the world we are living in and better anticipate changes when they come. Needless to say, the lockdowns in China were difficult times for all our team members, suppliers and customers based there but the pandemic has also continued to impact our daily lives across the whole of Asia.

Facing uncertainties and a complicated macro-environment, the Arkema group has still delivered strong results and Bostik continues to be a key pillar of this strategy.


In this context, our team has continued to launch strategic projects and achieve significant milestones such as:

  • The acquisition and the integration of PMP-Zhiguan to complete our Engineering Adhesives range designed specifically to support our customers in electronics assembly.

  • The finalization of Ashland’s Performance Adhesive business to strengthen our presence in Automotive and Building-Construction industries.

  • The launch of several bio-based technologies (Specialty Hotmelts, HMPUR…) to better answer our customers’ needs while fulfilling our commitments to the environment.

  • An extensive localization program of key technologies in our various facilities in Asia to be closer to our customers and specific end markets; and therefore increase our agility.


As we now move into 2023, we see many opportunities for novel, high performance adhesives that are required to support our customers throughout the various Durable Goods industries we all serve. It is important we continue to invest in technology since innovation is in our DNA.  We remain committed to develop unique, sustainable and high performance adhesive solutions.

You can count on our full and unwavering support and you can be assured that our Durable Goods BU and more widely our Bostik teams in Asia are here to help you to the maximum to ensure success in all that we seek to accomplish together.


Again, I’d like to thank our team all over Asia for their dedication and passion, our suppliers for their support and our customers for their continuous trust.

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Alexis Monlun

APAC Director, GBU Durable Goods